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Broadening the Contours in the Study of Black Politics
Political Development and Black Women

ISBN 9781412862400
Published November 30, 2015 by Routledge
146 Pages

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Book Description

Broadening the Contours in the Study of Black Politics, volume 17 of the National Political Science Review (NPSR), is divided thematically into two books, available separately or as a set. The first concentrates on the institutional aspects of Black politics. The second book addresses various dimensions of social capital that constitute the fundamental building blocks of Black politics. Each contains peer-reviewed articles, a symposium section, and book reviews, as well as other featured sections.

Together, these books build on the previous NPSR volume, Black Women in Politics. The symposium in Volume 17:1 examines the struggle of Black women, both in the political science discipline and in getting their work published. In the symposium section of Volume 17:2, members of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists carry on a revealing conversation about the dilemmas of professional life for Black women in political science.

The set also contains a section called "Trends," which offers data to use as starting points for discussions in teaching, on professional panels, or in the mass media, regarding the new versions of the Voting Rights Act after the Shelby County v. Holder decision of 2013. Both volumes 17:1 and 17:2 contain rigorously vetted articles on significant themes in the study of Black politics. This set represents the most recent offering in the distinguished National Political Science Review series.

Table of Contents

Editors' Note

Research Articles: Political Development

Innovation, Inevitability, and Credibility: Tracking the Origins of Black Civil Rights Issues
Matthew B. Platt

Racialized Political Anger: Affective Reactions to Barack Obama and Federal Government
David C. Wilson

Disasters, Public Policy, and Urban Black Communities: Urban
Planning and Recovery during Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina
David McBride

Symposium: Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics

Introduction: Nobody Can Tell It All: Symposium on How Researching Black Women in Politics Changes
Political Science: Methodologies, Epistemologies, and Publishing
Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd and Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

Radical Black Feminism and the Fight for Social and Epistemic Justice
Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd

The Secret Eye: Black Women in Politics and Publishing
Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

Yearning: Black Female Academics, Everyday Black
Women/Girls, and the Search for a Social Justice Praxis
Brittany Lewis

Black Feminist Prison Politics
Duchess Harris

Praxis: Social Science Expert Testimony and the Voting Rights Act

Social Science Expert Witness Testimony in Voting Rights Cases
Richard L. Engstrom, Daniel McCool, Jorge Chapa, and Gerald R. Webster

Book Reviews

Christina Heatherton, ed., Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader
and Christina Heatherton and Jordan Camp, eds., Freedom Now!
Struggles for the Human Right to Housing in L.A. and Beyond,
reviewed by Mark Schuller

Nadia Brown, Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women 126
and Legislative Decision Making,
by Evelyn Simien

Preston H. Smith II, Racial Democracy and the 129
Black Metropolis: Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago
reviewed by Teri Platt

Vincent W. Lloyd, ed., Race and Political Theology, 131
reviewed by David E. Dixon

Robert Holmes, Maynard Jackson: A Biography, 133
reviewed by Andra Gillespie

Grace Kyungwon Hong and Roderick A. Ferguson, eds., 135
Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of
Comparative Racialization and Ernesto Javier Martinez,
On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility
reviewed by Yu-Fang Cho

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